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August 20, 2017 - 11:49 am
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New here, my first post!  I’m excited to have found this forum…

My Dad gave me his Winchester model 70 Target (.270) made in 1947. It has a Very well made custom stock modified for a left handed shooter. The stock is old, I am pretty sure that it was done when the rifle was new.  I’d love to learn anything I can about this rifle and who may have made this stock!

Can anyone point me where to start looking?

Thank you very much!!

Dan

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Dan, you need to attach some photos in order for anyone to be of assistance.  BK

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Dan,

In addition to posting photos here, you might want to contact the Cody Firearms Museum and ask them if they have original factory information on your model made in 1947.  If so, that might indicate whether the stock is a factory original special order or an aftermarket modification.   

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Thank you for the replies!

I never thought about contacting the Cody Museum (I visited a couple years ago its awesome!) and I’ll will work on posting some good pictures.

DW

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Bruce Koligian said
Dan, you need to attach some photos in order for anyone to be of assistance.  BK  

Sorry but I’m finding it difficult to post pictures.

I didn’t pay for a membership so I’m unable to post directly and photo bucket isn’t allowing its use anymore.

I am more than willing to email them to anyone that would like to see it!

Dan

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September 7, 2017 - 12:35 am
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Try a different photo hosting website.

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Lets see if this worked…

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Ok, it looks like I’m in business!

 

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I’ll post the last two in here, if any other views would be helpful let me know what you want to see!

Thanks for the help getting this far : )

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The short version of the reply from Cody Firearms Museum:

This style of stock was not introduced by Winchester, for the Model 70, until 1952.  Most likely, the stock on your rifle is not the original stock that was on the rifle when it left the factory. It is probably an after-market stock to which the recoil pad was added well after the stock was originally finished. In my opinion, the stock has been cut and the recoil pad has been installed outside of the factory. The grip cap is not Winchester and the checkering does not appear to be Winchester’s pattern (typical of after-market stocks).

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